CHARLESTON - Mingo Central senior tailback Joe May has been named to the Charleston Daily Mail pre-season high school football all-state squad. The squad includes players from all three of the state’s classifications, AAA, AA and A.
The speedy, 5-foot-9, 170 pound May was selected as a utility player. May did everything for Coach Yogi Kinder last season. He not only ran the ball well, but was the top receiver in Class AA in the state.
His statistics show that. May had 45 catches for 553 yards and 11 touchdowns in Mingo Central’s first season. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch. May ran the ball 66 times for 506 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He scored 11 times on the ground.
Tug Valley quarterback Mikey Newsome was picked as honorable mention and on the list of “players to watch.”
Several other players from the southern coalfields are among those picked by the Daily Mail sports staff.
Daily Mail Pre-season All-State Team
QB Mark Johnson,Morgantown 6-3 190 Sr.
QB Adam Weeks,ShadySpring 6-3 225 Sr.
RB Brett Hathaway,Bridgeport 5-10 180 Sr.
RB Brandon Spurlock,Wayne 5-9 180 Sr.
RB Chazzy Thomas,Morgantown 5-9 170 Jr.
FB Lowell Farley,Cabel lMidland 5-11 215 Sr.
OLJosh Baisden,Cabell Midland 6-4290Sr.
OL Anthony Bryant,Wayne 6-1 265 Sr.
OL Joe Butcher,Lewis County 6-3 270 Sr.
OL Jon Lewis,University 6-4 240 Sr.
OL Brandon Williams,Oak Hill 6-0 290 Sr.
TE Tony Richardson,University 6-3 200 Jr.
WR Cedric Brown,Martinsburg 6-3 185 Sr.
WR Darrin Zombro,Musselman 5-11 170 Sr.
WR Stephen Rogalski,Magnolia 6-0 175 Sr.
Util Clayton Collett,Elkins 5-8 165 Sr.
Util Ryan Switzer,George Washington 5-9 180 Sr.
K Zach Wise,Berkeley Springs 5-11160 Sr.
DL Eugene German,Martinsburg 6-5 265 Sr.
DL Preston Murray,Oak Glen 6-1 245 Sr.
DL Braxton Nolte,Wheeling Central 6-0 230Sr.
DL Conner Templeton,Point Pleasant 6-3 210 Sr.
DL Mack White,Parkersburg South 5-9 205Sr.
LB Kevin Cantley,St.Albans 6-1 245 Sr.
LB Dustin Crouser,George Washington 6-3 225 Sr.
LB Danny Fife,Keyser 5-11 215 Jr.
LB Jalen Thomas,Morgantown 6-0 225 Sr.
LB Elijah Wellman,Spring Valley 6-3 235 Sr.
DB Jordan Bonar,Bishop Donahue 5-11175Sr.
DB Logan Cox,Parkersburg South 6-2180Sr.
DB David Gaydosz,Cabell Midland 5-11195Sr.
DB Andrew Johnson,Beckley 6-1 165 Sr.
DB Maverick Keller,Musselman 5-11 165 Sr.
Util Ty Noss,Liberty(Harrison) 6-0 165 Sr.
Util Trevond Reese,SouthCharleston 6-3 210 Sr.
P Ryan Venture,Morgantown 6-3 200 Jr.
QB Austin Hensley,Hurricane 6-2 175 Jr.
QB Parker Henry,WheelingCentral 5-11170Jr.
RB Josh Ferguson,Musselman 5-10 175 Sr.
RB Kyler Doss,PocahontasCounty 6-1 185Sr.
RB Adam Lindamood,Parkersburg 5-8210Sr.
FB Paden Christian,Huntington 5-10 160 Sr.
OL Michael Bailey,Beckley 6-0 260 Sr.
OL Avery Goff,Williamstown 6-4 310 Sr.
OL Scotty Lowe,Wirt County 6-0 215 Sr.
OL Brad Titus,Ravenswood 6-2 205 Sr.
OL Adam White,Morgantown 6-4 285 Sr.
TE AustinPyles ,Wayne 6-4 185 Sr.
WR Ben D’Annuzio, Robert C. Byrd 6-0 175 So.
WR Luke Hrapchak,EastFairmont 6-3210Sr.
WR Blaine Stewart,Morgantown 6-3 185 Sr.
Util Jordan Quiocho,ParkersburgSouth 5-7 150 Sr.
Util Trent Stowers,Sissonville 6-2 205 Sr.
K Chris Molina,Cabell Midland 5-8 150 Sr.
DL DwightBlankenship,Wayne 6-1 205 Sr.
DL RyanGeorge,Spring Valley 6-0 200 Sr.
DL Adam Huffman,George Washington 5-10 210 Jr.
DL Caleb Linville,Scott 5-9 240 Sr.
DLTeague Wagner,RobertC.Byrd 6-4 270Sr.
LB Ross Comis,Madonna 6-1 185 Jr.
LB A.D.Cunningham,South Charleston6-2 200 So.
LB Marcus Eller,Huntington 5-11 225 Sr.
LB Mason Hodge,Wayne 5-11 195 So.
LB Trevon Johnson,George Washington6-1 200 Sr.
DB Hunter Bradley,Roane County 6-2165Jr.
DB Jace Neville,University 5-11 170 So.
DB Cliff Pratt,Capital 6-0 165 Jr.
DB Jacob Yanero,Braxton County 6-0190Sr.
DB Jacob Jackson,George Washington 5-11 160 Jr.
Util Jack Armstrong,University 6-0 160 Jr.
Util Joe May,Mingo Central 5-8 170 Sr.
P Tyler Schiefelbein,PhilipBarbour 6-4 190 Sr.
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Honorable mentions to the Daily Mail’s Preseason All-State Team:
QB: Jon Alexander, South Charleston; Zach Bennett, Richwood; Jimmy Brogan, Clay County; Alec Buchmelter, Brooke; Cookie Clinton, Martinsburg; Trenton Gibbs, Wahama; Tanner Hanna, Magnolia; Levi Jordan, Buffalo; Jordan Kellar, Lincoln; Troy Markley, Hedgesville; Mikey Newsome, Tug Valley; Tyler Sagraves, Nicholas County; Zack Whitten, Wyoming East; Aden Yates, Point Pleasant
RB: DeShawn Alexander, Chapmanville; Taran Barnitz, Point Pleasnt; Tylun Campbell, Point Pleasant; Justin Clark, Sherman; Seth Cutright, Buckhannon- Upshur; Cory Goldstrom, Preston; Dalton Hedrick, Poca; Saquan Hill, Bishop Donahue; Montell Leggett, Bluefield; Hunter LeMasters, Tyler Consolidated; Jacob Parker, Meadow Bridge; Zach Pate, Hurricane; Cody Prince, Van; James Richmond, Capital; Draven Riffe, Van; Jordan Wilson, River View
FB: Jermodd Garrett, Robert C. Byrd; Seth Lewis, Winfield; Tyler Parker, Greenbrier West; Tony Vazquez, Washington
OL: Dakota Ball, Scott; Derek Barnhart, St. Marys; Alex Graham, Richwood; Jacob Grant, Poca; Matt Harless, Westside; Brad Higginbotham, Valley (Fayette); Trenton Mahan, Herbert Hoover; Nick Meadows, Williamstown; Nick Naumann, Wheeling Central; Drew Roy, Keyser; Trevor Stacy, Spring Valley; Stone Wolfley, Morgantown (TE)
WR: Isaac Boles, Parkersburg South; Jordan Clay, George Washington; Dion Cunningham, University; Quay Davis, South Charleston; Nate Donohew, Ripley; Kashaun Haley, Capital; Josh Parker, East Hardy; Trevon Wesco, Musselman; Morgan Williamson, Tolsia
DL: Andre Collins, Morgantown; Vincent Delligatti, Fairmont Senior; Cody DiBartolomeo, Tucker County; Yosef Finton, Wayne; Gage Gould, Cabell Midland; Zack Johnson, Greenbrier West; Spencer Mason, Valley (Wetzel); Chris McDuffy, Williamstown; Lance Taylor, Moorefield; Brandon Thomas, River View; Clayton Yeager, Doddridge County
LB: John Ash, Roane County; Santino Cava, Notre Dame; Jake Grimmett, Midland Trail; Drew Keller, Magnolia; Dylan Lageman, Spring Valley; Alex Lipscomb, Ritchie County; Elliott Nero, Madonna; Alex Weidman, Morgantown
DB: Joe Collins, Webster County; Dustin Conley, Chapmanville; Zach Cooper, Hurricane; Mitch Davis, Parkersburg Catholic; Nicholas Martin, Elkins; Logan Moore, Calhoun County; Dillon Newman, Philip Barbour; Matt Santer, Parkersburg; Justin Stivason, Oak Glen
UTL: Marcus Bailey, Montcalm; Tyler Childers, South Harrison; Ethan Clark, Nitro; Andrew Cosper, St. Marys; Laythen Good, Buffalo; Steven Handley, Hurricane; Tristan Haught, Clay-Battelle; Drew Kirby, St. Albans; Carrington Morris, Capital; Khaleel Reynolds, Logan; Zach Wamsley, Wahama
K/P: Derrick Chestnut, Riverside; Bradley Cottrell, Wheeling Central; Joey Forbes, Herbert Hoover; Aaron Krise, Fayetteville; Justin Mariotti, Bluefield; Michael Molina, Hurricane